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 Post subject: A long time coming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:16 pm 
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I have been looking at these puzzles for years. I finally won the last one from Milan's ebay auction! Thank you so much!
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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:17 pm 
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You're just missing one on the left with Cyrillic characters! 8-) :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:19 pm 
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D**N :twisted: Now I have another to hunt for. Can you post a picture?

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:21 pm 
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I had no idea that there were any variations of the Rubik's maze! Rox, you reckon you could get some good photos of these for the database?

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
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I'll attempt it. These were taken in the bedroom on a slighlty dirty photo cloth (as you can see) at around 10:30 last night. Massive shadow.
If I take pictures outside, there is a strange bluing that shows up. Inside I have shadows. How do you guys take photos and have them come out so good?

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:29 pm 
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I'm guessing a lamp ^^

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:38 pm 
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What is causing the blue? You might be getting a bounce off a wall or something.

Lamps are not a great solution unless you have several and decent lamps in them. Personally outside on a cloudy day is best. Inside at night is worst.

What's your camera?

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
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What is causing the blue? You might be getting a bounce off a wall or something.

Lamps are not a great solution unless you have several and decent lamps in them. Personally outside on a cloudy day is best. Inside at night is worst.

What's your camera?


Lamps with decent lamps in them? im guessing you have an odd set of lamps

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:48 pm 
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I'll try the cloudy day thing. The blue probably comes from the white walls around the balcony. Remember, I don't have a yard, so if I took my puzzles downstairs to the garden to photograph I'd have everyone and their brother mucking about. Not a pretty thought.
As for inside, I have low wattage lighting throughout the house. around 40 watts per room at best. (except my 1920 bankers lamp it won't run a low watt bulb)

My camera is an Ixus with 5mp and a zoom on it. But recently My husband bought me this camera with a phone, and I think it takes better pictures than the camera. The photos above are from the phone.

My brother-in-law is a photographer and if worse comes to worse, I could go to his studio, but he already thinks I'm nuts, he'd be thinking it's time to call for the wagon to come pick me up if I go waltzing in with a van full of puzzles to photograph!

(And GameCuber101 lamp is just adifferent way of saying bulb.)

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
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I prefer cloudy daylight and I use a tripod to get good pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
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Oh, never knew that ^^

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 Post subject: Re: A long time coming
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It might be a white balance thing. It's usually a matter of selecting the right option in your camera. You can see them in the table here. Just scroll down a bit.

If yours is set on Auto, try custom, if not, try Auto first, it might work :wink: The best option, if your camera has it, is custom WB. Just point it at something white/grey to set it and the photos you then take will not have blue/yellow overtones. Don't forget to change back to Auto after you're done, though!

Here's another easy-to-understand tutorial on how to set WB.


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